- Otto Preminger
- In English
- 88 mins
Preminger’s film noir masterpiece about erotic obsession, jealousy and deadly betrayal follows police detective Mark McPherson, as he investigates the recent murder of beautiful advertising executive, Laura. Through the testimonies of Laura’s nearest and dearest Mark soon becomes infatuated – can his final judgement really be trusted given that he has fallen for a dead woman? Laura is a brilliantly witty and taut social satire, and a superb example of the subtelty and sophistication of Hollywood crime movies.
Chosen for My Noir by director Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea; Distant Voices, Still Lives)
Cast: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb
Lovers of 1940s Hollywood – and of course movie-lovers in general – should savour every last drop of this rerelease […] Otto Preminger's whodunnit-noir still grips, with its superb halfway-point coup de cinéma.
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian